Your Arson Investigation Experts
Investigative Resource Center puts a ton of their attention on NY, NJ and PA arson investigation cases. Arson investigation is not easy to deduce and it takes a team of experts to determine the cause as well as any benefits that need to be handed out to the afflicted complainant. Arson is the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to a property. This can be a building, a wild-land area, a vehicle, or even a home (abandoned or not). Arson often involves a scheme to collect the insurance on the property, so setting it ablaze makes the arsonist money. And more times than not, an arsonist will use gasoline or kerosene to ignite or propel the fire into a desired area.
When Investigative Resource Center is called to determine whether there is rightful cause for arson investigation, there are several steps that need to be taken and it is a long and arduous process. During this process, there are many red flags that arson investigators look for before even arriving at the scene, like the use of a fire accelerant such as gasoline or kerosene. Once arriving at the scene of the arson, these investigators can accurately determine if the case needs to be investigated further.
A detective will review all remains at the fire scene and obtain all documents necessary to deduct how the fire started. If foul play may have been involved, these detectives will alert the correct authorities. However, if the fire was an accident, these detectives will simply piece together the events that led to the ignition. This could lead to a conclusion such as an accidental fire or a natural wildfire.
However, if the investigator determines that the indicators present suggest the fire did not occur as previously reported, an outside fire professional will be assigned to conduct further investigation and examination of the area. Our actions on the matter are thorough, as even the smallest details can open any case.
So what happens on scene to determine whether an act was arson or not? The on-site investigation includes cause determination, immediate photograph proof of the scene, as well as standard interviews with any witnesses and fire officials. Historically, the crime of arson involves four elements: the malicious, the burning, of the dwelling and of another. These factors will be considered during the case.
Our commitment to understanding all sides of an arson case combined with our years of experience allow us to help our clients to the best of our ability. We have the knowledge and skill to break down the cause, effect and possible motives why a fire has occurred. For more information about our arson investigation services, please call us today.